Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism

Greg Strand – March 19, 2012 Leave a comment

–by Greg Strand, EFCA Director of Biblical Theology and Credentialing

Commenting on: Andrew David Naselli and Collin Hansen, ed., Four Views on The Spectrum of Evangelicalism, Counterpoints: Bible and Theology (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2011).

It is described in the following way:

Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism compares and contrasts four distinct positions on the current fundamentalist-evangelical spectrum in light of the history of American fundamentalism and evangelicalism. The contributors each state their case for one of four views on the spectrum of evangelicalism: -Kevin T. Bauder: Fundamentalism -R. Albert Mohler Jr.: Conservative/confessional evangelicalism -John G. Stackhouse Jr.: Generic evangelicalism -Roger E. Olson: Postconservative evangelicalism. Each author explains his position, which is critiqued by the other three authors. The interactive and fair-minded nature of the Counterpoints format allows the reader to consider the strengths and weaknesses of each view and draw informed, personal conclusions.

Thinking others may find this helpful–a link to a number of pieces about the work compiled by Andy Naselli, one of the editors: http://andynaselli.com/four-views-evangelicalism

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Affectionately called “Walking Bible” by his youngest daughter, Greg Strand has a ministry history that goes back to 1982. Since that time, he has served in local church ministry in a variety of ministry capacities: youth pastor, associate pastor of adult ministries and senior pastor. He is currently the EFCA's Executive Director of Theology and Credentialing. Greg reads voraciously and never stops learning — a passion reflected in the overflowing bookshelves that spill from his library to multiple offices. And he could tell you about each of those books! His hunger for learning pales in contrast to his great love for God and for teaching the Word of God.

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